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What Next For Limerick Football

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I was at the game Saturday evening, we weren't as bad as scoreline would suggest a few fare sloppy goals to give away near the end put dampener on things but at saying that we were still out classed. Iain Corbett give Aidan Oshea a good game of it, Paul White had the better of Cian Hanley who is only back from aussie rules. Seamus Ocarroll should have started he did well when he came on and in my opinion is our best forward. Our shooting was terrible at times and we gave away possession cheaply and seldom had we supporting runners on the counter attack. But in fairness Mayo are a few level well above us Cillian O'connor was unplayable in full forward,Ger Gafferkey and Keith Higgins were like 2 brick walls in the full back line, the Mayo midfield and half back line won most of the games possession and when Lee Keegan and Andy Moran came on Mayo went up a gear again.

The year over now next year we have to get guys back on the panel. Hugh Bourke, Michael Donavan, Tommy and Robert Childs, Brian Fanning, Stephen Cahill, Cian Sheehan, Sean Flanagan are lads off the top of my head that would improve the panel. The football clubs in Limerick should be questioning the county board on the state of the game in Limerick and what effort is made to get our best panel out on the field.

1 thing with underage development the guys over football in Limerick have to campaign to the munster council to let an amalgamation of West Limerick colleges into corn ui mhuiri before football dies altogether in Limerick.

DUALSUPPORT (Limerick) - Posts: 448 - 11/06/2018 22:36:38    2110295

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The scoreline was unkind to Limerick but Mayo weren't in top gear either. It's a pity that some of the forwards selfishly took on shots from crazy angles with their weaker feet and all. All 6 forwards (Neville, Lee, Fitzgibbon, Liston, Nash and McSweeney) were taken off last Saturday. What does that tell us about the team?
We played a back in the wing forward position for 60 minutes who didn't seem to know what his role was. We coughed up cheap possession trying to solo passed some of the best backs in the country like Barrett, Durcan, Boyle and Keith Higgins. From 13 league and 4 championship games over the past 2 years, we have no defined method of play other than 13 men crowding around the D. When we do have possession, each man runs as far as he can with the ball before turning around and going backwards or laterally.
Limerick need to put the money into a big name football manager who can lift the county. This hasn't happened since Liam Kerins and Mickey Ned, we've gone for mediocrity since then with ordinary club level managers. Is this going to happen? Probably not. Hurling is the cash cow, nothing must affect it.

The question, what next for Limerick Football?
Answer: More of the same

whitefire (Limerick) - Posts: 175 - 14/06/2018 00:09:06    2111352

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Replying To whitefire:  "The scoreline was unkind to Limerick but Mayo weren't in top gear either. It's a pity that some of the forwards selfishly took on shots from crazy angles with their weaker feet and all. All 6 forwards (Neville, Lee, Fitzgibbon, Liston, Nash and McSweeney) were taken off last Saturday. What does that tell us about the team?
We played a back in the wing forward position for 60 minutes who didn't seem to know what his role was. We coughed up cheap possession trying to solo passed some of the best backs in the country like Barrett, Durcan, Boyle and Keith Higgins. From 13 league and 4 championship games over the past 2 years, we have no defined method of play other than 13 men crowding around the D. When we do have possession, each man runs as far as he can with the ball before turning around and going backwards or laterally.
Limerick need to put the money into a big name football manager who can lift the county. This hasn't happened since Liam Kerins and Mickey Ned, we've gone for mediocrity since then with ordinary club level managers. Is this going to happen? Probably not. Hurling is the cash cow, nothing must affect it.

The question, what next for Limerick Football?
Answer: More of the same"
Fully agree White fire. Its not so long ago we had the best coaches in the Country training Limerick (i.e. Cian O'Neill, Donie Buckley) ; Over 50 players for whatever reason decided not to get involved with Limerick this year. We need to make it attractive again for players to put their hand up for the coming year - the only way we can achieve this is by bringing in a high profile name. Also lets not forget - as recent as 5 years ago Limerick, Clare & Tipp were all on a par with each other, & look at the gap now.

passionate_fan (Limerick) - Posts: 21 - 14/06/2018 15:30:03    2111535

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Replying To passionate_fan:  "Fully agree White fire. Its not so long ago we had the best coaches in the Country training Limerick (i.e. Cian O'Neill, Donie Buckley) ; Over 50 players for whatever reason decided not to get involved with Limerick this year. We need to make it attractive again for players to put their hand up for the coming year - the only way we can achieve this is by bringing in a high profile name. Also lets not forget - as recent as 5 years ago Limerick, Clare & Tipp were all on a par with each other, & look at the gap now."
Lads stick to the hurling forum,keyboard warriors

Fieldithigh (Cork) - Posts: 10 - 15/06/2018 20:36:04    2111971

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I couldn't make the u20 game tonight. A bad walloping to get, its not good for young fellas to take beatings like that. Anyone there able to give an account of the game, might sound funny after a game like but could any of our lads make a difference at senior for us next year. It's a season to forget all round for Limerick football.

DUALSUPPORT (Limerick) - Posts: 448 - 15/06/2018 22:48:18    2112002

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